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UK mobile coverage is BETTER than EVER, networks tell Ofcom

nigel 15

Anyone See The Picture the BBC Used For This Story???

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28758595

Do we think those people are trying to get signal? Or videoing the burning city below?

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German NSA probe chief mulls spy-busting typewriters

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Typewriters are no issue for spooks.

Each key makes a different sound. A microphone and some clever statistics provide everything you need.

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Google's Nexus 5: Best smartphone bang for your buck. There, we said it

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Hangouts for SMS

I love the phone. But there are a couple of things.

Using hangouts as the default SMS client is absurd. It lists your Google+ contacts ahead of your real ones. and if you are like me these are people you've never met. if you try to SMS one of your actual contacts that you have a GMail address for it basically wont.

3rd party sms app writers must be laughing themselves silly.

the camera is slow. it's adequate. but can't hold a candle to my old nokia N8.

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Acorn’s would-be ZX Spectrum killer, the Electron, is 30

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BBC Basic has ruined me

I can program in modern object oriented languages.

But i still think in in BBC basic.

Loved my electron.

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Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

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Odd looking hero

If you do consider this guy a hero who should play him in the movie?

Vin Diesel? The Rock?

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nigel 15

Re: Poor guy

> He'll be found hung in his cell within 11 weeks

He has been locked up for quite a while already. in some horrific conditions.

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Brits: We can STOP TROLLS if we know where they LIVE - poll

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I know i post as nigel. But...

...really my name is Bob.

All this survey proves is people are idiots.

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Samsung Mega 6.3: Enter the PHONDLESLAB

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WTF?

Re: VLP == Vain Losers Poserphone

Seriously. Buy the phone that meets your requirements.

It's you who seems concerned with what everyone else thinks.

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ZTE to flog Firefox OS mobe worldwide via eBay

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FAIL

Re: Lackluster

I had a feeling someone would say something like that.

I opened the comments section to confirm my suspicion of asshattery.

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Cameron demands Brits BOYCOTT angry-troll-infested websites

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demands Brits BOYCOTT

not really it was a half assed comment. less of a demand and more of a suppose we could do this.

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Infosec analysts back away from 'Feds attacked Tor' theory

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Alien

yes that is what happened.

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Jimbo Wales: ISP smut blocking systems simply 'ridiculous'

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Re: Tiresome

apologies it's actually @RoxyRayeXXX

and it's very XXX.

I genuinely am interested in their stance on twitter.

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nigel 15

Tiresome

The policy is so wrong and so misguided it's difficult to imagine a way out for the government.

Myself i follow @RoxyRareXXX on twitter. which does use https. i wonder if they will block twitter.

Do china block twitter?

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Tumblr's iOS fix for clear-text password login howler was WEEKS LATE

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Paris Hilton

FileZilla still stores passwords in plain text...

And oddly that is regarded as OK. Not a security howler.

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Wikimedia edges closer to banishing Wikitext

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Devil

lowering the bar

basically having to learn a markup language stops stupid people editing it.

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MYSTERY Nokia image-mangling mobe spotted in public

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Re: Always wondered about the lens size on Smartphones.

there is no point in the with without the length.

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nigel 15
FAIL

Re: If you care about photography then use a real camera.

with the greatest of respect Eadon. That is a lot of hairy bollocks.

as is often said the best camera is the one that's with you. I don't carry a DSLR in my pocket, i do a phone.

and Nokia did not fake the photos in it's ads. there are many sample photos available for the 808 and they are pretty amazing. How you know that this one will be rubbish before it's even been made is beyond me.

EADON FAIL

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BSkyB-owned BE slams into traffic pile-up over 'unlimited' broadband lie

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too slow

ASA. now the business nolonger exists the point is moot.

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Sky News Google Play page defaced

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FAIL

Shocking Lack of Information

The sky support people have been on twitter all weekend operating from @skyhelpteam1 and their service status page has been changed to say there are problems.

but all of yesterday there was no information, particularly that the famous tweet was not from them.

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Jailed Romanian hacker repents, invents ATM security scheme

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You've got to say...

...that is pretty clever,

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Murdoch hate sparks mass bitchin', rapid evacuation from O2, BE

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So 0% are staying?

Balls.

The survey says that 0% of Be subscribers will stay with sky. and i call BS.

Be always was a bit niche so it might have more leavers than O2. but people are lazy.

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France weighing 'culture tax' on phones, slabs, PCs, TVs

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European Legality

If you impose a tax on smart phones in France aren't people just going to buy them online in germany?

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Vodafone slurps MEELLLIONS for redirecting police hotline calls

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call 999

It's free.

all police stations these days are 0845 too. outrageous really. but what you going to do.

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Star Trek: The original computer game

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I made the enterprise in ASCII

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.--'\\--'../

'---._____.|]

sadly it doesn't format properly here even with the 'pre' tag. but if you look here http://privatepaste.com/a7b0f37b25 it's awesome :)

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Review: Corsair Voyager Air 1TB wireless hard drive

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Re: Warranty

@MAPINGUARI

Indeed you can.

It depends on the item. For RAM, memory sticks all sorts of things when you keep in mind that you are going to be without the item for 6 to 12 weeks anyway so you might well have to buy a replacement for that time anyway, and that in say 2 years time these things will generally be cheaper and better, that you allow them access to your data, it's rarely cost effective. Before i stopped buying corsair products. and i used to buy a lot of them, i'd buy another and fleabay the warranty replacement.

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nigel 15

Re: Warranty

Corsair do not cover the postage cost. no.

If you send it back a second time they will cover the cost then. As in they will send you a cheque, (in euros,) after the replacement has been sent out and accepted. Literally 3 months later. you are correct other manufacturers do normally cover the postage, and do not generally require you to post it to holland.

You can try RMA'ing an item that's two years old but you wont get very far. I have done this, with amazon, ebuyer, they just refer you to the manufacturer. My issue is not just the cost, it's that it takes so long that you have to buy a replacement anyway. the corsair warranty is essentially useless.

As for the expected life time of a product. you are correct that the sale of goods act establishes a contract that lasts for 6 years and the retailer has obligations in this time. But without a team of lawyers to argue how long the expected lifetime of a wireless media drive is you are not going to get a retailer to change their policy which is generally that for consumer electronics that they will only act within 12 months and after that refer you to the manufacturer, which certainly if within the warranty period, they regard as meeting their obligations.

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nigel 15

Re: Warranty

The manufacturer warranty and retailer warranty are different.

The retailer will generally retailer will generally replace something within the first year. but they are unaffected by the terms of the manufacturer warranty which could be 3 or 5 years, that is a separate contract and does not involve the retailer at all.

Like i say if you try to claim under the manufacturer warranty in europe you will have to send it registered to holland. it will cost a fortune and you wont get a replacement for 6 to 12 weeks.

whereas, for example logitech will ask you to email a photo of the old one and courier you out a new one the next day. all companies are not the same.

It's really funny that my comment about corsair warranties is being voted down. seems you get fanbois for everything.

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nigel 15
Megaphone

Warranty

It's worth mentioning with Corsair products if they fail whilst under manufacturer warranty you will have to post it recorded delivery to holland. which will cost more than the item.

And it will take up to three months to process. so you'll have to buy a new one anyway.

Corsair warranties, in europe at least, are worth nothing.

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Ten Windows 8 Ultrabooks

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Ugly

God them think pads may have perfect ergonomics. But they is ugly. Always have been always will be.

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Dark matter researchers think they've got a signal

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BIGGEST DDoS ATTACK IN HISTORY hammers Spamhaus

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Stop

cyberbunker

For some reason this story omits the link to cyberbunker the rouge dutch host that spamhaus recently blacklisted.

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Dongle smut Twitstorm claims second scalp

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Unhappy

the word dongle is funny.

it just is.

every accountant has made a 'double entry' joke.

every restaurant worker has heard a joke about breast or thigh.

don't get me started on door knockers

ffs

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Drunk driving: No more dangerous than talking on handsfree mobe

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Stop

This is such BS

If you're drunk driving you're drunk for the whole journey and can't sober up in an emergency.

if you're on the phone it is for moments and if it starts to snow, rain, whatever, you can, you know, not be on the phone any more.

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Ubuntu? Fedora? Mint? Debian? We'll find you the right Linux to swallow

nigel 15

too many words

i need a diagram.

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Crucial question after asteroid near-miss: How big was rock in Olympic pools?

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FAIL

The SI unit for meteors is...

Double Decker buses.

well duh.

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Online crims are getting away with it down under

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Stop

Online Crims are getting away with it everywhere.

try phoning up the cop shop saying an email or phone call just tried to defraud you.

see how far you get.

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Phone-bonker Bump tells desktop users: We swing both ways now

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Phone-bonker Bump tells desktop users: We swing both ways now

The headline obscures the story. i mean puntastic headlines are great and everything. but they should really allude to the story.

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Pop's Chubby Checker condemns use of Palm to check pocket-chubby

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Happy

$500m

seriously. irreparable damage to the tune of $500m. crazy.

great story though. as soon as i saw the headline on the bbc 'chubby checker to sue over app' a clear image formed in my mind.

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Boffins FREEZE PHONES to crack Android on-device crypto

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if the phone is on and the ecryption key in ram

why the need to dick about?

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My top tip for Microsoft: Stop charging for Windows Phone 8

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Stop

How to Compete with Free

Microsoft has proved it knows how to drive upgrades and how to compete with free.

-El Reg May 2010

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/12/office_2010_vesus_the_competition/

It is possible to compete with free. we've seen this before. especially from Microsoft.

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Oh, those crazy Frenchies: Facebook faces family photo tax in France

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Facepalm

Re: I'm impressed

We are the product. fine. so why should there be a special tax?

You tax apple growers when they sell their apples, not when they take them from the tree.

the french would tax mud.

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AT&T 'violates net neutrality' by NOT charging twice for same data

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Re: There's no issue here.

Do all phones have Wi-Fi?

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nigel 15

There's no issue here.

How much is a cell phone data cap? 500MB

How much is a fixed line cap? 100GB

in reality it makes no difference. the cost of the investigation will be more than the data.

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This week's BBC MELTDOWN: Savile puppet haunts kids' TV

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Childcatcher

this story is too stupid...

...for words.

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Sheffield ISP: You don't need a whole IPv4 address to yourself, right?

nigel 15
Megaphone

you'll get my Ip out of my cold dead hands

banned from twitter for repeatedly calling piers morgan i giant bell end?

better than sharing with a couple of users would be more on the mobile model. once you share an IP it doesn't matter with how many people. it may as well be loads, the whole network.

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New tool jailbreaks Microsoft Surface slabs in 20 SECONDS

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is the number of seconds...

it takes to jailbreak worthy of being in the headline?

if it took a minute would it be any different?

and how long have we been calling gaining root access jailbreaking? keep that for the daily mail.

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O2 refuses to deny plans to offload home broadband product

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they were mavricks

when the business first started (O2) they were unusual. ADSL2+, no caps, cheap.

now there are caps, peak time throttling, traffic shaping some traffic down to below dial up speeds, (seriously,) and the prices have gone up.

it's getting harder and harder to find a BB provder that will flog you BB without you handing over the whole line.

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Nokia's Q4 'beat expectations' despite ongoing sales slump

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Re: A healthy nokia is good for everyone.

have a frank

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/002/f/4/nokia_lumia_999_by_jonas_daehnert-d5q4qgi.jpg

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nigel 15
Thumb Up

A healthy nokia is good for everyone.

This is good news for everyone. regardless of your allegiances. It helps drive competition in this sector.

and have you seen the concept art for the Lumia 999 ?

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Nokia chief Elop: 'Android? Hey, anything's possible!'

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Stop

Non Answer

Anyone can see that the answer we have no plans but don't rule out anything for the future is a non answer.

what was he going to say? No never? Yes?

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